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Judge strikes down Wisconsin law ending collective bargaining rights

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              Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

Poll: Among foreigners, Obama would win 81 percent landslide

2:53 PM 09/14/2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A straw poll of people in more than 30 countries shows U.S. President Barack Obama would win by a landslide if they were allowed to vote in the U.S. election.

GOP elector won’t vote for Romney and resigns

12:10 PM 09/14/2012

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A Republican appointed to the Electoral College, Melinda Wadsley was expected to cast her vote for Mitt Romney if he won the state of Iowa in the presidential election.

68-year-old woman fires gun to chase off attacker

12:05 PM 09/14/2012

ATHENS — A 68-year-old southeastern Ohio woman tells sheriff's deputies that she chased off a masked attacker by pulling out a pistol and firing shots at him.

BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

11:56 AM 09/13/2012

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network misled consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe.

Plane crashes after dropping toilet paper on Republican event

12:36 PM 09/11/2012

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho authorities say the pilot of an airplane flying over a Republican Party gathering had been dropping rolls of toilet paper before it crashed.

Judge orders sex change for Mass. murder convict

2:19 PM 09/05/2012

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.

Federal court rules against Texas voter ID law

12:40 PM 08/30/2012

A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

Energy loan watchdog an Obama donor

1:53 PM 08/23/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - A veteran Wall Street executive who performed an independent review that exonerated the Obama administration's program of loans to energy companies contributed $52,500 to re-elect President Barack Obama in the months since completing his work, according to an Associated Press review of campaign records. The executive defended the integrity of his conclusions and said he decided to donate to Obama after his work was finished.

Romney campaign spent $18.50 per vote

4:07 PM 04/25/2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Well, it's over. Mitt Romney has amassed a nearly-insurmountable delegate lead, and is on track to become his party's nominee for president.

Julian Assange’s lawyer prevented from boarding flight

10:24 AM 04/20/2012

A lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has said she was stopped at Heathrow airport and told she was on a watch list requiring official approval before she could return to her native Australia.

Norwegian mass murderer claims Knights Templar membership

2:44 PM 04/18/2012

Anders Behring Breivik has told his trial in Oslo he believes there can be only two "just" outcomes to his trial - acquittal or the death penalty. Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, said he considered a lengthy jail sentence "a pathetic punishment". Norway does not have the death penalty.

Republicans join suit over Obama recess appointments

2:02 PM 04/18/2012

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers announced Tuesday they were joining a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's recess appointments, reviving an election-year row over White House power.

DC fires 61 city employees for collecting unemployment while working

11:11 AM 04/18/2012

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration has fired 61 city employees for collecting unemployment benefits while working for the District government, city officials said Tuesday.

Taliban commander turns self in… for reward on ‘Wanted’ poster

3:44 PM 04/17/2012

Sometimes, capturing a Taliban commander requires vast resources and complex operations. Last week in eastern Afghanistan, it hinged on an insurgent’s “improbable stupidity,” as one U.S. official put it.

Spaniards livid over king’s elephant hunt

2:15 PM 04/16/2012

MADRID (AP) -- In one fell swoop, King Juan Carlos of Spain has managed to unite right and left, young and old, those with jobs and those without in universal outrage over his tone-deaf African hunting safari.

Bears chase Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

12:39 PM 04/13/2012

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he was chased and nearly caught by four bears that were raiding his birdfeeders.

Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO – Obama campaign

12:20 PM 04/12/2012

Turn your head and cough: President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Thursday marked the 6th anniversary of Mitt Romney's health overhaul in Massachusetts with an online ad touting it as the inspiration for "Obamacare." Never mind that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has vowed to kill Obamacare on "Day One" if he wins the White House.

Christians nailed to crosses in gruesome Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus’s death

10:18 PM 04/06/2012

Christians were nailed to crosses in the Philippines today in a grim Good Friday reenactment of Jesus's suffering.